Saturday, October 31, 2009

Fall Festival / Halloween

Had to post a couple of pics from our evening tonight! We went to the Fall Festival at our church, and had a great time playing games, getting candy, and being silly.
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Afterward, we did a bit of trick-or-treating in the neighborhood. The first two houses we went to had dogs... which completely terrified Kalena. Every house we went to she would say as we were walking up: "This house probably has a dog... Daddy, could you carry me?"

It was pretty cute.

Monday, October 5, 2009

There is Victory Over Anxiety!

Sometimes when things happens unexpectedly we can struggle with fully trusting the Lord. This is hard but can be overcome by dwelling and memorizing scripture. We can be more than victorious over anxiety with Jesus Christ and His spirit helping us to direct our thoughts to things that are true and pure, and helping us to put His living and active Word in our hearts.
Hebrews 4:12
"For the word of God is living and active and sharper than any two-edged sword, and piercing as far as the division of soul and spirit, of both joints and marrow, and able to judge the thoughts and intentions of the heart."
The living word of God pierces our soul, sprit, and down to our joints and marrow. Wow! The marrow is the very center of your entire body... literally the center of your bones and the place your life giving blood is made! Your joints are also deeply entrenched into your bones and make every move of your body possible. God's word can change our entire being, our thoughts, desires, hopes, dreams, actions and entire disposition! What a powerful God we serve, and a powerful book we possess. Thank you God for this gift of such power, the power to change!

These are the verses I dwell on and memorize when I struggle to trust the Lord.
Isaish 26:3-4
"You will keep in perfect peace whose mind is stayed on You because he
trusts in You. Trust in the Lord forever, for the Lord God is an
everlasting rock"
Matthew 6:25 "Therefore I tell you, do not be anxious about your life, what you will eat or what you will drink, nor about your body, what you will put on. Is not life more than food, and the body more than clothing? Look at the birds of the air: they neither sow nor reap nor gather into barns, and yet your heavenly Father feeds them. Are you not of more value than they? And which of you by being anxious can add a single hour to his span of life?"
Phillipians: 4:6-7 not be anxious about anything, but in everything by prayer and supplication with thanksgiving let your requests be made known to God. And the peace of God, which surpasses all understanding, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus.
2 Peter 1:3 His divine power has given us everything we need for life and godliness through our knowledge of him who called us by his own glory and goodness.

It is cool to be able to know that God will give us everything we need, and if we don't have it, we don't need it...and He actually want's us not to have it. It is a hard concept but so peaceful when you finally are able to fully trust it.